Department of Civil and Structural Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
Protecting and improving our water resources is one of the most significant engineering challenges we face today. This course will give you the fundamental knowledge and experience for a career in water engineering, including skills in environmental enhancement and protection.
Our large multidisciplinary water research group drives our research-led teaching and module content. You’ll cover essential engineering principles like fluid mechanics, chemistry, hydrology, applied hydrogeology, hydraulic engineering, coastal engineering and computational methods, and have the opportunity to attend lectures with leading industry experts and use commercial software and modelling tools.
We collaborate with industry and other prestigious universities all over the world on challenging problems in water supply and environmental protection. The course will prepare you for work in areas such as the water industry, sustainable urban development, flood and environmental management.
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.
Examples of core modules:
- Engineering Hydrology
- Engineering Hydraulics
- Groundwater Engineering
- Surface Water Quality Processes
- Computational Methods in Water Engineering
- Civil Engineering Research Proposal
- Advanced Engineering Research Study
Examples of optional modules:
- Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution
- Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
- Coastal Engineering
- Sustainable Drainage and Green Infrastructure
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Flood Risk Management
- Sustainable Water Resources Systems
- Lectures by academic staff
- Design tutorials
- Design projects
- Computational tutorials
- Lab work
- Industrial seminars
- Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)
Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.
September–June: Taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.
June–August: Complete your dissertation. Your Advanced Engineering Research Study gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline. We’ll give you training in research skills.
1 year full-time
Minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject.
We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5711
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.